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One in 10 child asthma cases ‘linked to traffic pollution’

Four million cases of childhood asthma could be caused by air pollution from traffic – around 13% of those diagnosed each year, a global study suggests. Current pollution guidelines may need changing because most children developing asthma live in areas within recommended levels, the authors say. South Korea has the highest burden of pollution-related asthma,… Read More »

Millions of child asthma cases linked to traffic pollution every year

Asthma and traffic pollution are linkedAskin Tulay Over/Getty By New Scientist Staff and Press Association Four million cases of childhood asthma globally could be attributable to nitrogen dioxide from traffic pollution every year. Pollution from vehicles may damage airways, leading to inflammation and the development of asthma in children who are genetically predisposed to the… Read More »